The Piatt County Camera Club took a field trip this month to Renegade Cycles in Monticello. We had a fun time creating some marketing images for Drew & John, and look forward to seeing them use them on social media. For most images I used a speedlight with the #MagMod sphere attached to diffuse light, triggered by a Pocket Wizard.
I have had the pleasure of photographing many weddings at the iHotel in Champaign, but I was honored to have been asked to photograph their recent renovations as well! The furniture in the common areas gets rearranged on occasion, plus new carpet and curtains were added to the guest rooms. They also needed some updated images of the iCafe and Houlihan’s areas, the “green roof,” and the courtesy vehicles. I can’t wait to be back for another wedding, but it was especially fun to see a little of the behind-the-scenes of one of my favorite local hotels. And the staff at the iHotel can’t be beat — both on the guest services side and the conference side. Everyone is so welcoming, kind, and helpful. I’m happy to keep building on our great working relationship!
I spent a morning with the GROWMARK FS Propane division a few weeks ago. They were doing a propane testimonial video with a couple of farmers and a couple of their propane salesmen to talk about the advantages of using propane for irrigation systems. I was doing the still photos while another team did the video portion. We met in my old stomping grounds of Mason County, and had a high percentage of Illini Central graduates involved in the project!
Full sun is rarely my friend on a wedding day, but for a commercial project like this it works really well (except when you need to have a person facing the sun). The white propane tanks and delivery trucks bounce light really well though too so they helped me out quite a bit as natural reflectors.
I love these types of projects and always look forward to getting back to my ag roots. If you can envision something similar for your own project or business, shoot me a message and we can see if it would be a good fit!